Each of the other
Two litographs on top of each other floating in four wooden frames
47 x 58 cm
My works explore the absurd in the delimited freedom in our creation of norms. Repetitive waves and rhythms reflect the industrial methods used in my works, that sometimes emit a cold and latent violence and a seductiveness. I am fascinated by how the whole biological world is built out of fibres that are structured in bundles and have different properties, that serve different purposes, even though they may look alike. My work is undergoing a constant transformation as a result of the material choices and the methods of production used. Drawings on stone end up on paper and cheese wax becomes bronze. This transformation in turn rubs off on my approach to sculpting. In my experimentation with materials, I am curious as to how they collaborate with each other and their limits with regard to a particular expression. Frames apply borders to sort out the underlying darkness inherent in the freedom of choice. I am baffled by the binaries we constantly create between ‘you’ and ‘me’ and between our ‘ruffian’ and ‘educated’ selves. I find that the contradictions between belief and behavior expose an inherent awkwardness; a humor that mirrors our vulnerabilities.
Gamma mountain rays
Teppich von Wolle und Seide auf Hessisch
120 x 70 cm